Atletico Madrid vs Sporting Gijon: Preview and Prediction
Atletico Madrid vs Sporting Gijon
Spanish La Liga 2016/17
Date: Saturday, 17 September 2016
Kick-Off: 15:15 UK
Venue: Vicente Calderon, Madrid.
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Atletico Madrid and Sporting Gijon will battle it out at Estadio Vicente Calderon as the two teams hope to maintain their unbeaten form.
Atletico Madrid have been good in the opening games of the season, they are currently unbeaten in all competitions. They kicked off the season with back to back draws against two newly promoted teams, Alves and Leganes. They seem to have gone into full gear last weekend, as they defeated Celta de Vigo 4 nil on the road. Furthermore, they claimed victory in the UCL against PSV on Tuesday to extend their unbeaten run to 4 games. Atletico are currently 7th in the La Liga table with 5 points.
Sporting Gijon are among the good starters this season, they are also unbeaten in the opening 3 games. They kicked off the season with a 2-1 home win over Athletic Club, and later drew against Alves. Last weekend, they claimed a 2-1 victory against Leganes to continue their good form courtesy of goals from Nacho cases and D. Cop in the 17th and 43rd minute respectively. S. Gijon are currently 3rd in the tanle with 7 points and hopes to continue on the good part.
Atletico Madrid: Team News
Moya and A. Cerci will be sidelined for the game via injury while the rest of the team remains fit.
Sporting Gijon: Team News
Air-Atmane is a the only injury concern for Sporting Gijon.
Atletico Madrid vs Sporting Gijon: Head to Head Statistics
Both teams have played 24 times in the past, and the Madrid team have claimed most of the victories. Atletico Madrid have won 16 times against S. Gijon and lost only 5 times. At home, the Madrid team have won 11of their 12 home games and lost 1.
Atletico Madrid vs Sporting Gijon: Prediction
Both teams have started the season well and are in good form, but Simeone’s side remains the favorite for the game. Though they drew their first 2 games to newly promoted sides, they are now in supercharged form in their last 2 games. Their defense is strong, as they have conceded just 1 goal this season. Simeone’s side have kept clean sheets in their last 3 games.
I expect the visitors to get at least a draw in this game, also I’m looking forward to another clean sheet for Simeone’s boys.
Atletico Madrid vs Sporting Gijon: Bet Tips
Atletico Madrid to win First Half at 1.57 (4/7)
Atletico Madrid – Over 1.5 goals at 1.44 (4/9).